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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE INITIATIVE-(CERI)

Community Emergency Response Initiative (CERI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, C non-religious voluntary organization that was established in 2007. This was in recognition of the tremendous challenges faced by various communities especially women , children and other vulnerable groups in, tackling the effects of changes in weather and climatic conditions resulting to natural and man-made disasters such as flood, erosion, landslide, droughts, desert encroachment, water, hygiene and sanitation and related diseases such as diarrhea and cholera, including scabies, typhoid fever, malaria, trachoma and ring worm which further makes them more vulnerable. CERI is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria with its headquarters in Abuja with a branch in each of the Zon


Date of Establishment:

19-Aug, 2009

Purpose of Organization:

CERI is to harness the power of communities through education, training, and volunteer service to make the communities resilient and able to address issues relating to governance, peace building, public health, disaster risk reduction, climate change and emergency preparedness and response as it affects their lives, health, social wellbeing and livelihoods.

GEF/SGP involvement:

Participated in the national GEF council meeting as an observer
in the year 2010, Participated in GEF Regional meeting

GEF/SGP PROJECT: Creating Awareness on Climate Change Adaptation Practices for Rural Communities in Nigeria, Gurku-Nasarawa State , Nigeria

Experience:

CERI focuses on addressing peculiar issues as they relate to particular areas of environments through the assessment of their vulnerability and impacts of issues and practices and also advocating
various Government concerns either at local,state and federal levels in order to avoid formulating blanket policies that would not identify and address issues that are prevalent in particular states or areas.
CERI also focuses on getting stakeholders committed to conducting impact assessment on various environment activities of governmental development as well as industrial activities in different areas.
CERI has also been committed to creating awareness and mobilising communities for the possibility of preventing their lives,health and well being be impacted by different industrial and development activities.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Nigeria

Contact Details
Street Address:
BLOCK-E,FLAT-2 ,ANAMBRA COURT,GADUWA HOUSING ESTATE,APO DISTRICT -FCT,
State/Province/Other:
ABUJA
Country:
Nigeria
Telephone No.:
+234-70-30052866
Website:
http://www.cerinigeria.net
Email:
cerinitiative@gmail.com
Organization founded:
Aug-19-2009

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change - Agriculture/Forestry
  • Land Degradation
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Mr. ATTAH BENSON Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Executive Director
    Street Address:
    BLOCK-E,FLAT-2 ,ANAMBRA COURT,GADUWA HOUSING ESTATE,APO DISTRICT -
    State/Province/Other: FCT, ABUJA
    Country:
    Nigeria
    Email:
    cerinitiativegmail.com


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